There doesn’t appear to be any support in the Illinois House for a high capacity magazine ban:
In the midst of a lengthy impasse over the state budget, Blagojevich has called on lawmakers to ban the sale, purchase and possession of gun clips that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
But observers on both sides of the divisive issue say there are simply not enough votes to get the measure passed.
Of the 60 votes needed for approval, gun control advocates and gun rights groups agree there are only about 50 solid â€œyesâ€ votes. Not even the billâ€™s sponsor thinks it has enough support.
I continue to be impressed by the effectiveness of the Illinois State Rifle Association. Working in what can only be regarded as a state with demographics that are very hostile to gun rights, they’ve managed to keep any serious gun control proposals at bay for years. National NRA can only do so much without effective state affiliates, and gun owners in Illinois certainly can claim to have one.Â Good show!